While the situation in China continues to improve (see our Asia team’s latest update) the Covid-19 crisis gathers pace across Europe and the US, with the UK government announcing a more stringent ‘lockdown’ for at least three weeks.
The Norman Global Logistics team in Asia has updated their comprehensive China supply chain report, detailing factory status, port operations, regional situation, rail and air freight services.
Europe is now the epicentre of a pandemic that is unprecedented, which is why, like the G7 has vowed to do ‘whatever is necessary’ to support the global economy, Norman Global Logistics is doing ‘whatever is necessary’ to keep our customers’ global supply chains running.
Business, local transportation, container ports and air services continue their return in China and while the situation is easing, total recovery is still a little way off, which is why we are summarising the current status and outlining how you can protect your supply chain.
As businesses and transportation gradually returns, we communicate daily with our clients and partners, for the updates that will support the best planning and shipping arrangements.
As businesses and transportation are gradually re-opening in China, we summarise the current status across the regions, ports and freight operations (by mode).
With the current supply chain situation in China in flux, we’ve prepared a status summary by port and mode and collated tips to protect your supply chain.
As the Chinese authorities expand the extended CNY holidays up to the 9th February for a further 12 regions and provinces, 25 major coastal and river box ports, including Shanghai, have announced that they would waive storage charges for loaded containers during the extended holidays period from the 24th January to the 9th February. WE ROUND UP THE SITUATION BY MODE, ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
The Chinese authorities attempt to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus is creating a back-log of unshipped cargo in closed factories, while sea and air capacity is being depleted.
China announced Monday that the Lunar New Year holiday would be extended to 2nd February (9th in Shanghai), as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.